Tuffley

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Tuffley
St Barnabas's Church, Gloucester - geograph.org.uk - 59405.jpg
St Barnabas's Church
Tuffley is located in Gloucestershire
Tuffley
Tuffley
Location within Gloucestershire
Population5,889 (2011, ward)[1]
OS grid referenceSO824151
• London113m
District
  • Gloucester
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLOUCESTER
Postcode districtGL4
Dialling code01452
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743Coordinates: 51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743

Tuffley is one of the fifteen wards of the English city of Gloucester. The ward, which is non-parished and situated near Robinswood Hill toward the south of the city, has services including schools, shops and a park.

Origins[edit]

Tuffley is a suburb of Gloucester, in the county of Gloucestershire. Recorded as Tuffley, Tufley, Tufly, Tuffel, Tuffill and possibly others, this suburb was once a village mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tuffelege', which suggests a meaning of Tuffa's farm, with Tuffa being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. To this was added the suffix 'leah,' meaning a fenced enclosure or farm.[2]

In 1900, Lower Tuffley was moved into the parish of Quedgeley.[3]

The side of Holmleigh Parade in January 2017

Religion[edit]

Four local churches have a base in Tuffley: St George's (Church of England) is on Grange Road, Lower Tuffley and St Barnabas (Church of England) is on Stroud Road. The tower of St Barnabas is a local landmark. English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) is on Tuffley Lane and the Grange Baptist Church (Baptist) is also on Grange Road.

Amenities and transport[edit]

There are two public houses in the Tuffley area, the Pike and Musket and the Fox and Elm. There are 2 libraries, a community centre, a sports centre, and a shopping centre.

Sport[edit]

Tuffley Rovers F.C., a football team based in the ward, were formed in 1929 and play at Glevum Park in Gloucester operating five Saturday adult sides, a veterans team and a full youth section. Their best result in the FA Cup was a 2nd qualifying round defeat in 1999–2000 to Lymington & New Milton, while they reached the 2nd round in the FA Vase in the 1994–95 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Surname Database: Tuffley Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database.
  3. ^ "The Early History of Quedgeley". Quedgeley News.
  4. ^ Tuffley Rovers at the Football Club History Database

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